Timothy Lake Challenge – Short Route
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|Start east on OR-224 E/Clackamas Hwy||0.5 miles (828 meters)|
|Head southeast on National Forest Development Rd 46||230 feet (70 meters)|
|Turn left on National Forest Development Rd 57/Oak Grove Fork Rd||1.6 miles (2545 meters)|
|Head northeast on National Forest Development Rd 57/Oak Grove Fork Rd||0.7 miles (1066 meters)|
|Turn left to stay on National Forest Development Rd 58||12.1 miles (19473 meters)|
|Turn right onto 58||66 feet (20 meters)|
|Head east on Abbott Rd/National Forest Development Rd 58||3.3 miles (5276 meters)|
|Slight left to stay on Abbott Rd/National Forest Development Rd 58
Continue to follow Abbott Rd
|2.7 miles (4271 meters)|
|Continue southeast on National Forest Development Rd 58||2.9 miles (4650 meters)|
|Head southeast on Abbott Rd/National Forest Develop Rd 58||4.7 miles (7491 meters)|
|Continue southwest on S-42 Rd/Oregon Skyline Rd||1.3 miles (2099 meters)|
|Head southwest on National Forest Development Rd 42||2.8 miles (4579 meters)|
|Continue west on National Forest Development Rd 57||2 miles (3183 meters)|
|Slight right onto National Forest Development Rd 46||16.4 miles (26348 meters)|
|Continue west on OR-224 W/Clackamas Hwy||0.3 miles (519 meters)|
Meander through the Mt. Hood National Forest for 52 miles on quiet, low-traffic roads. At the start, head south on Hwy. 224/Forest Road (FR) 46 for a half-mile before turning left onto FR 57, where you’ll begin a major climb up to the High Rock View Point, where riders will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Mt. Hood and the surrounding National Forest. Follow FR 58 east from High Rock to Timothy Lake. At the east end of Timothy Lake, turn right on FR 57 and retrace your route to the starting point. This is a strenuous ride for advanced riders, with several thousand feet of climbing.
Motorized Vehicle Traffic: Light
Seasons: Spring – Fall
Start/End Point at Ripplebrook Ranger Station: 61451 Hwy. 224 (approx. 26 miles southeast of Estacada on Hwy. 224).
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